MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

WS's Halloween practice not spooky at all

COUGARS Halloween practice at WSU was quite interesting. A Power Ranger walked by. A couple of schoolgirls. Even a group of folks dressed as soccer players. Wait, maybe they were headed to an intramural game. My bad. Read on for what happened at practice.

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Chiefs prospect earns gold

Another quick hockey update. The Spokane Chiefs dropped a 3-1 decision at Tri-City on Saturday. The Tri-City Herald had this report. They have a week to prepare to face the Americans at the Arena on Saturday. The loss ended their seven-game winning streak but they'll...

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A tricky morning treat from WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 2:35 P.M. What a nice day. I don't know what the weather is like, because I have yet to look outside my windows. But I know it's a nice day. It's Halloween and when I was growing up in Southern California, it...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011

Settle in for a long WSU morning-after post 19 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 6:15 P.M. With an early start time for Saturday's game, there was enough time to get organized afterward, write and then put together items for this morning's post. Plenty of time. So we have more than usual for you on the link....

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SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011

Another painful loss for Vandals 

It's now six losses in a row for the Idaho football team, and with each successive week, the setbacks grow more painful. Today at the Kibbie Dome, the Vandals were in great position to upset Hawaii. But it didn't happen. Read on for more my...

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Vikings end EWU's playoff hopes

Visiting Portland State used a strong running game to knock of Eastern Washington 43-26 and spoil the Eagles' Senior Day at Roos Field on Saturday. You can eventually check out the game story that will appear in Sunday's S-R here.

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Eags trail after crazy first half

Portland State's Connor Kavanaugh connected with Justin Monahan on an eight-yard scoring pass from eight yards out with only two second left in the second quarter to give visiting Portland State a 22-20 halftime lead over Eastern Washington in Saturday's Big Sky Conference matchup at...

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Landry Edi ruled ineligible

Gonzaga will go into the regular season without junior forward Guy Landry Edi. He's been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for eight games, GU officials confirmed Saturday. More below in a short article that will run in Sunday's S-R.

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A pregame post from damp Eugene 10 

COUGARS So I'm sitting here in the open-air press box at Autzen – note to my replacement: Always bring one more coat to a game here than you think you need – wondering what to write. Then it hit me. Read on.

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An early morning post from Eugene

COUGARS There are a few-more-than-usual links to pass along this morning, mainly due to the Pac-12 basketball media day in Los Angeles. And, of course, there is the full compliment of conference football games, headlined by today's action here in Eugene. Read on.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2011

Zags cruise in exhibition win

Gonzaga thumped Carroll College 95-51 Friday in an exhibition game witnessed by 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Zags played everyone who was available except Kelly Olynyk, who sat out. He went through a few drills earlier Friday as he returns from the concussion...

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GU set for tip 

Good evening from the McCarthey Athletic Center. Here are tonight's starters, just announced: Sacre, Harris, Bell Jr., Stockton and Carter. Head over to twitter.com/SRjimm for in-game updates.

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Chiefly charity: Chiefs players Reid Gow, Brenden Kicton and Mac Engel get a thumbs up from George Sheets as he passes through the lunch line Tuesday at the House of Charity in Spokane. (Dan Pelle)

Roundup of Chiefs news

A couple of hockey items I missed because I spent the previous two days taking a class. * Spokane Chiefs defenseman Brenden Kichton was named to the WHL team for one game of the Subway Serires with Russia next month. * Liam Stewart made the...

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Mead, CV, Coeur d'Alene win 

Mead locked up at least a share of the Greater Spokane League football title, Central Valley secured the final 4A state berth and Coeur d'Alene kept rolling along, claiming the 5A Inland Empire League championship. Here's our story about Mead and CV and here's our...

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Friday's pre-trip morning post 

COUGARS • UPDATED: NOON We're headed off to Eugene today, but before we get on the road, we have to put together our morning post, don't we? Read on. • UPDATE: We're not at the Pac-12 media day today, but we wanted to pass along...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011


Zags favored to win another WCC title

OK, this is a little different -- blogging from the parking lot at the MAC. I've got about five minutes before I go interview Rob Sacre for the cover story of the S-R's special college basketball section that will run in about 10 days. So,...

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Sun shines, morning post benefits 

COUGARS Another day, another morning post. The monotony of it all gets to me after a while. But all it takes to break the spell is a peek outside. The sun is shining, there's a bit of sparkling frost on the ground, and the view...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011

Chiefs roll to 7th straight 

The Spokane Chiefs scored early and often, rolling to a 6-1 win over the Victoria Royals in a Western Hockey League game Wednesday night, completing a perfect seven game homestand. However, it was the first time since that first game the Chiefs scored first and...

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This week in preps 37 

UPDATED We've reached the final week of the regular season in Greater Spokane League and Inland Empire League football. In 4A, Mead and Ferris have secured play-in game berths with Lewis and Clark and Central Valley squaring off to decide another berth. In 3A, University...

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Just another day at WSU 18 

COUGARS You would think, with 66 days until we move into the next phase of our life, things would be settling down. You know, Laz-E-Boy easy. But no. Nothing is ever that simple, especially around Washington State University. The school must have an exceptional drama...

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